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Hiring Yacht Crew Guide

There’s lots to consider when hiring crew for your super yacht, such as how many crew members you will need, the experience and qualifications of your crew, and your budget. Luckily, a good recruitment agency (like us) can help you with all of these things, and can save you a lot of time and hassle.

Choosing a yacht crew recruitment agency

There are many different superyacht recruitment agencies out there, so it is important to choose one that is reputable and has a good track record. You should also make sure that the agency has a good understanding of your specific needs.

Here are some tips for making sure you partner with the best in the business:

  • Ask for recommendations from other yacht owners or captains
  • Look for an agency that is a member of a professional association, such as the MCA
  • Check the agency’s website and social media pages to see what kind of candidates they represent
  • Read reviews of the agency online

Working with your chosen recruitment agency

Once you have chosen a yacht crew recruitment agency, you will need to provide them with some information about your yacht and the positions that you need to fill. The agency will then start searching for suitable candidates on your behalf.

We will typically send you a shortlist of candidates for each position which you can then review, progressing to interview with the most promising candidates.

Once you have found a candidate that you are happy with, the agency will help you to negotiate a contract and arrange for the crew member to join your yacht.

Benefits of using a yacht crew recruitment agency

There are many benefits to using a recruitment agency to hire superyacht crew, including:

  • Access to a large pool of qualified candidates
  • Expertise in the superyacht industry
  • Help with negotiating contracts and arranging travel
  • Peace of mind knowing that you are hiring qualified and experienced crew members

Costs of using a recruitment agency

Recruitment agencies typically charge a fee for their services. The fee is usually a percentage of the crew member’s annual salary. We are happy to provide you with this information prior to committing to using our services.

Tips for hiring superyacht crew

Here are some tips for hiring superyacht crew:

  • Be clear about your requirements. Work with the recruitment agency on a detailed job description for each position
  • Be realistic about your budget. Superyacht crew members are highly skilled and experienced, so expect to pay a premium for their expertise
  • Be prepared to move quickly. The superyacht industry is very competitive, so good crew members are often snapped up quickly
  • Trust your gut instinct. When you interview a candidate, pay attention to your gut feeling. If you have a good feeling about someone, they are probably a good fit for your yacht

If you would like to discuss our process in more detail, please feel free to get in contact.